Published: 1 June 2016

International scholarship students celebrated at VG&M reception

Scholarship event

The Vice-Chancellor hosted an event at the Victoria Gallery and Museum (VG&M) to celebrate the success of Liverpool students who have benefited from international scholarships.

Over the last five years the numbers of students in receipt of scholarships has grown. These include the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (for postgraduate taught students), the Developing Country Commonwealth Scholarships, the Chevening Taught Masters Scholarships, and the Fulbright and Marshall Scholarships.

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships at Liverpool have risen year-on-year, with 405 applications assessed this session. The scholarship lunch was also a chance to celebrate the creation of up to five additional Chevening North of England Scholarships on a fee waiver basis, agreed by the University’s Senior Executive Group.

Scholarship success

Guests included Dr Madukah Attamah who spoke about the opportunities the Commonwealth Scholarship has given him. A Commonwealth Scholar at the University in 2011/12, Madukah  went on to complete a PhD in Computer Sciences, becoming one of a select group to pass a PhD with no corrections.

One recent scholarship graduate, Salman Ahmed , won the Queen’s Young Leader Award in recognition of his work to promote entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan. He received his award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace whiich coincided with filming for a documentary on the Palace in which Salman was featured.

The event was also attended by Deputy Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Dr John Kirkland OBE, Executive Director of US/UK Fulbright Commission Penny Egan and President of the Guild of Students, Harry Anderson.

A global university

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, said: “It’s very gratifying to see the success of our scholarship students after they have graduated, and a significant number stay on at Liverpool to do research degrees.

“These scholarships are not only important in offering opportunities to overseas students – they make our University ever more diverse and international and I am delighted that so many students take advantage of them and come to study at Liverpool.”

For more information on International Scholarships at the University visit: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/finance/scholarships/

Image shows former University scholar Dr Madukah Attamah speaking about the opportunities the Commonwealth Scholarship has given him.

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